Picasso Painting Sells for $67.5 Million at New York Auction

Fourth EstateThe painting 'Femme nue Couchée' depicts Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picaso's mistress and muse, as a many-limbed sea creature with her head tipped back in profile. | Sothebees

The 1932 Pablo Picasso painting ‘Femme nue Couchée’ sold for $67.5 million on Tuesday at an auction in New York. Sotheby’s Modern Evening Sale auctioned Picasso’s ‘Femme nue Couchée’ (Nude Reclining Women) among works from Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and others. …

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Tesla to Open Texas “Gigafactory” with a “Cyber Rodeo”

Fourth EstateTesla Gigafactory Texas

Tesla will hold an event at Gigafactory Texas as the grand opening of its USD 1.1 billion factory on Thursday. The invite-only event called ‘Cyber Rodeo’ will have roughly 15,000 attendants and will start at 4 PM local time. Cyber …

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Chile Disinvites Russia from 2022 International Air and Space Show

The Chilean Ministry of Defense announced it has withdrawn an invitation to any Russian company that had been scheduled to participate in the 2022 International Air and Space Show. Chile joins several other countries that have taken action exclude Russia …

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Sydney Prepares for New Year’s Eve Celebrations Despite Omicron Surge

Sydney, the worst-affected city in Australia by the Omicron wave, would go ahead with New Year’s Eve celebrations on Friday as authorities encourage people to come out and enjoy the festivities despite a record number of COVID-19 cases. Prime Minister …

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Afghanistan Museum Reopens after Taliban Ransacking Last August

The National Museum of Afghanistan has reopened once again for the first time since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August amid the hurried withdrawal of US and NATO troops after 20 years of presence, AP reported. National Museum of …

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Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee to Refund 3.63 Million Tickets

The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee is expected to refund  3.63 Million Tickets due to seating caps implemented to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak in Tokyo from worsening.  Because of the seating caps, games would be reduced to 10,000 persons per stadium, …

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